Efrain Escudero, a former winner of "The Ultimate Fighter," signed with Shine Fights after being cut from the UFC roster after his last fight in September.
Escudero, a talented lightweight, lost at UFC Fight Night 22 to Charles Oliveira, dropping his UFC record to 3-2. Not exactly the stuff that gets you dropped from MMA's biggest promotion.
Why Escudero was cut so quickly from the UFC after never losing back-to-back fights may have something to do with proving a point after he missed weight for the Oliveira fight. Escudero weighed in at 159 pounds, well above the 156-pound limit for lightweight's 155-pound division.
Shine doesn't exactly have the best track record with promoting fights, so why Escudero chose this organization over Strikeforce is curious. Perhaps Strikeforce wasn't interested. If so, also a curious situation. If not, oh the curiousity abounds.
The only other "TUF" winner to be dropped by the UFC is Travis Lutter, a Season 4 winner.